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PACIFIC COAST CONFERENCE
September 24, 1956
HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS:
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September 24, 1956

Pacific Coast Conference

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CALIFORNIA
BERKELEY, CALIF.

COLORS: Blue and gold.

BASIC OFFENSE: T.

1955 RECORD: Won 2, lost 7, tied 1.

LETTERMEN RETURNING: 19 of 37.

WATCH FOR: Ron Wheatcroft, E; Jerry Drew, B; Roger Ramseier, E.

THE DOPE: The Bears were crushed by injuries last season; if the lame and the halt have healed, the team might be the surprise of the Coast. Wes Fry, backfield coach, says the California attack requires big blocking halfbacks and an adequate supply of them is on hand to spring Jerry Drew, the 195-pound fullback who was the most explosive runner on the Coast two years ago. He sat out last season with a broken elbow, will sit out half of this one with a bad case of partial ineligibility, endemic among West Coast seniors this fall. Coach Pappy Waldorf will play Drew through the final five games of the season, all against PCC foes. The team should present a strong passing attack with improved quarterbacking and potentially great ends in big Ron Wheatcroft and Roger Ramseier. No lettermen return at either center or tackle, so Waldorf must call on junior-college transfers at those positions. Pappy is hopeful, however: "I expect improvement in the following categories: experience, better quarter-backing, better end play, better spirit and a favorable schedule."

1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):

Sept. 22—Baylor (no game)
Sept. 29—at Illinois (13-20)
Oct. 6—Pittsburgh (7-27)
Oct. 13—at Oregon State (14-16)
Oct. 20—UCLA (0-47)
Oct. 29—at Washington (20-6)
Nov. 3—Oregon (0-21)
Nov. 10—at USC (6-33)
Nov. 17—Washington State (20-20)
Nov. 24—Stanford (0-19)

WASHINGTON STATE
PULLMAN, WASH.

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